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What is media archaeology?

What is media archaeology? INFORMATION, COMMUNICATION & SOCIETY, 2016 VOL. 19, NO. 12, 1753–1754 BOOK REVIEW What is media archaeology? by Jussi Parikka, Malden, MA, Polity Press, 2012, viii + 205 pp., US $24.95 (paperback), ISBN 978-0-7456-5026-5 Jussi Parikka offers a strong and detailed analysis on digital culture and memory, and explains to the reader the history and development of the field of media archaeology. The book’s main audience, I believe, are graduate students and scholars who study theoretical questions on media and culture. The conceptual framework of media archaeology, Parikka explains, is centred on the question of ‘excavating’ the past in order to understand the present and future. Media archaeology, as he discusses in his eight chapters, looks at the different media cultures from the 1980s to the present, with technologies ranging from Tetris to Twitter. The goal of Parikka’s book is to outline the debates in the field of media archaeology and show the reader the different media and film theorists who influenced this emerging field. One of the central questions, therefore, is how we should begin thinking about media archae- ology as well as how it originated; he also reminds the reader that the debates in the field need to http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png "Information, Communication and Society" Taylor & Francis

What is media archaeology?

"Information, Communication and Society" , Volume 19 (12): 2 – Dec 1, 2016

What is media archaeology?

"Information, Communication and Society" , Volume 19 (12): 2 – Dec 1, 2016

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INFORMATION, COMMUNICATION & SOCIETY, 2016 VOL. 19, NO. 12, 1753–1754 BOOK REVIEW What is media archaeology? by Jussi Parikka, Malden, MA, Polity Press, 2012, viii + 205 pp., US $24.95 (paperback), ISBN 978-0-7456-5026-5 Jussi Parikka offers a strong and detailed analysis on digital culture and memory, and explains to the reader the history and development of the field of media archaeology. The book’s main audience, I believe, are graduate students and scholars who study theoretical questions on media and culture. The conceptual framework of media archaeology, Parikka explains, is centred on the question of ‘excavating’ the past in order to understand the present and future. Media archaeology, as he discusses in his eight chapters, looks at the different media cultures from the 1980s to the present, with technologies ranging from Tetris to Twitter. The goal of Parikka’s book is to outline the debates in the field of media archaeology and show the reader the different media and film theorists who influenced this emerging field. One of the central questions, therefore, is how we should begin thinking about media archae- ology as well as how it originated; he also reminds the reader that the debates in the field need to

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Taylor & Francis
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© 2016 Erica Fagen
ISSN
1468-4462
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1369-118X
DOI
10.1080/1369118X.2016.1174281
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INFORMATION, COMMUNICATION & SOCIETY, 2016 VOL. 19, NO. 12, 1753–1754 BOOK REVIEW What is media archaeology? by Jussi Parikka, Malden, MA, Polity Press, 2012, viii + 205 pp., US $24.95 (paperback), ISBN 978-0-7456-5026-5 Jussi Parikka offers a strong and detailed analysis on digital culture and memory, and explains to the reader the history and development of the field of media archaeology. The book’s main audience, I believe, are graduate students and scholars who study theoretical questions on media and culture. The conceptual framework of media archaeology, Parikka explains, is centred on the question of ‘excavating’ the past in order to understand the present and future. Media archaeology, as he discusses in his eight chapters, looks at the different media cultures from the 1980s to the present, with technologies ranging from Tetris to Twitter. The goal of Parikka’s book is to outline the debates in the field of media archaeology and show the reader the different media and film theorists who influenced this emerging field. One of the central questions, therefore, is how we should begin thinking about media archae- ology as well as how it originated; he also reminds the reader that the debates in the field need to

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